On Saturday, February 27, FRI held our annual Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up event.  It was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun.  Below is our outcomes report:

Key Underwriter:  Young Chevrolet
Key Sponsor:  Councilperson Mark Clayton, District 9

Key Partners:  Walgreens, St. Rep. Eric Johnson’s Office (District 100), Dallas Police Department, City of Dallas

Key Friends:  For the Love of the Lake, McDonalds, Ferguson Donuts, Resource One Credit Union, White Rock Center of Hope, & Signage Systems

Staging Area:  2301 Lakeland Drive @ Ferguson Road, Walgreens


(8) Neighborhoods: 
Casa Linda Forest Neighborhood Asso.
Claremont Addition Neighborhood Asso.
Estates at Forest Hills
Forest Hills Neighborhood Asso.
Hillridge Crime Watch
Lakeland Hills Crime Watch
Little Forest Hills Neighborhood Asso.
Truett Crime Watch

(9) Schools:
The Hockaday School
The Episcopal School of Dallas
Robert T. Hill Middle School
Lakehill Preparatory School
Eduardo Mata Montessori School
St. Pious Catholic School
University of North Texas
Uplift Charter School
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts

(5) Apartments: 
Heroes House Apartments
Primrose @ Highland Meadows Apartments
Villas @ Tenison Park Apartments
Vineyards Apartments
White Rock Hills Townhome Apartments

(7) Businesses and Nonprofits: 
Access Storage
Resource One Credit Union
White Rock Center of Hope
Young Chevrolet

(5) Countries Represented:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Total Participants:  119 Volunteers

Streets Cleaned:

  • Highland Road from Ferguson to San Raphael + West side of Primrose @ Highland Meadows Apartments
  • Lower Ferguson Road
  • Valley Glen
  • Ferguson Road from Highland to Dorrington
  • Ferguson Road from Lakeland to Hibiscus
  • Hillview Park
  • Lakeland from Ferguson to Garland
  • Lakeland from Ferguson to Hunnicut
  • Oates/Ferguson intersection
  • Gus Thomasson, SE intersection
  • Perimeter of Walgreens

“I want to thank FRI and the volunteers that organized the Litter Clean Up Event.  Y’all made it very easy to participate with all the breakfast goodies and supplies at the ready.  I have been telling everybody how satisfying it was to pick up litter on a corner blighted with bags and trash caught in the brambles!!  It really struck me what an impact we were making on the community. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to contribute in such a simple way!!” Mary Schaar, FRI Founder’s Circle Member and Far East Dallas resident